The Writers & Authors SeriesLes Standiford: Author & Educator
Chapter III: Writers & Authors Series (in 12 Chapters)


Les Standiford

Les Standiford


Peter Meinke

Peter Meinke


Program Overview

Les Standiford is the author of the critically acclaimed Last Train to Paradise, about the building of Henry Flagler's railroad from Miami to Key West and the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 that blew it all away, as well as teen novels, which included the widely praised John Deal series. He is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University. His non-fiction book (published by Crown/Random House) Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America, was the publisher's nomination for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 2005.

Peter Meinke will host the event. Peter, an accomplished poet and fiction writer, is the author of eight collections. These include Liquid Paper, Fax From Home and Night Watch on the Chesapeake.


Program Date & Time

7:00 pm


Free admission. Donations appreciated.


The Writers & Authors Series is curated by Carol Ringold.


This program made possible through a grant from:

Florida Humanities Council

Pinellas County

City of St. Petersburg

This project was funded in part by the Pinellas County Commission through the Pinellas County Arts Council’s Cultural Development Grant program.